Oct 17, 2014 5:17 PM
NH AG: Republican for governor Walt Havenstein breaks campaign reporting law
Democratic party leaders pounced on the news friday that Republican candidate for governor Walt Havenstein broke state campaign finance laws.
Attorney general joe foster's office ruled Havenstein should have registered with the state when he first loaned money to his campaign back in march and not several weeks later.
The AG's office did not fine the candidate for the infractions.
"With today's ruling from the attorney general's office that failed CEO Walt Havenstein's campaign violated state law, it's clear that Havenstein's manufactured outrage on issues of campaign finance was hypocrisy at its worst."
"Today's ruling by the attorney general reinforces that Havenstein can't be taken seriously on ethics, which is not surprising given his record of failing to stop massive fraud that cost taxpayers millions of dollars under his watch as CEO of SAIC."
Republicans attacked Governor Maggie Hassan after the incumbent democrat was forced to return more than $20,000 in campaign checks from labor unions.
The money came in after Hassan filed for re-election which meant she could not take more than $1,000 from any one source.
The Havenstein campaign did not respond immediately to requests for comment on the issue.